Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program

Harris Health System is proud to offer a one-year Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program designed to train advanced practitioners in neurologic rehabilitation. 

An established leader in the education of the next generation of health-care providers, Harris Health has partnered with the Veteran’s Administration, Baylor College of Medicine and Mentis Neuro Rehabilitation to provide an unmatched opportunity to learn neurologic physical therapy in a variety of unique practice settings.

Our faculty of highly qualified board-certified expert clinicians provide didactic training and one-on-one mentorship designed to develop expertise in neurology, hone critical thinking and advance problem solving skills in state-of-the-art clinical facilities.

Residents can expect complete immersion into all aspects of neurologic rehabilitation. Working side-by-side with expert clinicians, residents are exposed to the full continuum of care in neurologic practice. The 1,600-hour program includes at least three hours of didactic training and three hours of one-on-one mentorship each week.

Residents also will collaborate with specialty clinics and other service providers to gain experience with, and advance their knowledge of, all aspects of a modern healthcare system.

Eligible candidates apply for benefitted residency positions each year by February 1. Interviews for qualified applicants occur on-site during late February and early March. Selected candidates will be notified no later than March 31. The residency program commences each year on the Monday prior to Labor Day. 

Interested candidates should apply through the RF-PTCAS, which will launch on September 16, 2013. In addition to the requirements of the RF-PTCAS, Harris Health System residency applicants also will be required to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae or résumé, and a copy of their license to practice physical therapy in Texas (or graduation and anticipated testing date for new graduates).

Eligibility and Application Requirements
Individuals eligible to apply to the Harris Health Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program must:

• Hold an entry-level degree from a CAPTE-accredited school of physical therapy
• Have a current or be eligible to obtain a Texas physical therapy license

Complete applications must be received no later than February 1. Applications shall be deemed complete upon the receipt of:

• Application through the RF-PTCAS

As well as additional supplemental requirements:

• Letter of Interest
• Curriculum vitae
• Copy of license to practice physical therapy in Texas or your anticipated graduation and board examination dates if you will be a recent graduate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the residency?
The residency program is 54 weeks in duration, beginning the Monday prior to Labor Day, and ending the Friday after Labor Day each year. 

How much is the tuition? 
There is no tuition cost for the residency program. The resident is a full-time employee of Harris Health System and is paid 78 percent of an entry level staff therapist. Residents also are entitled to a full spectrum of exemplary benefits, including:

• Comprehensive Medical Plan/ HMO and Major Medical
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Plan
• Pre-Tax Flex Accounts
• Basic Life Insurance
• Deferred Compensation Plans
• Professional Liability Insurance

What does the residency curriculum look like?
The residency curriculum covers all requirements outlined in the Neurologic Physical Therapy Description of Specialty Practices.

Our residents are exposed to practice settings throughout the entire continuum of care including rotations through the acute care/ICU, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings, and specialty clinics within the Harris Health System. We partner with Baylor College of Medicine, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Mentis Neurorehabilitation to ensure the resident has a complete experience to the management of neurologic diagnoses.

Do you prefer applicants with experience or new graduates?
We encourage all interested in progressing their skills, knowledge and professional goals in the field of neurologic physical therapy to apply.

What is the program start date?
Our residents begin at the end of August, two weeks prior to the completion of the graduating class to allow for a thorough orientation and onboarding prior to beginning program coursework.

For more information contact:
Anne Miller, PT, MS, NCS
Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency
Program Director
Office: 713-873-4659

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